Although our mission statement of “Internally Nurturing, Externally Serving” has only been in use a few years, the underlying concepts go back a long way. In 1871 a group of young girls in our church formed an organization called the Working Band. These young ladies did odd jobs and service projects to raise money to send girls in Africa to mission schools. Fourteen years later, in 1885,
To fufill the second half of our mission statement and to be truly externally serving, many members of FPC gladly give of their time and energy and are actively involved in various outreach programs within the Marion/Cedar Rapids community. There are other local missions that we support with our prayers and financial gifts.